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Those looking to squeeze a bit more utility out of their PS3 need look no further than Mercury Computer Systems, which has just released its MultiCore Plus SDK for Sony's latest console. The kit aims to enable application developers to harness the power of the Cell (relatively) inexpensively, and t...

August 7th 2007 at 3:12am 0 Comments
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While we're sure a number of you have a Yellow Dog Linux-equipped PS3 around for leisure's sake, Axion Racing is using a similar setup to "manage one of seven autonomous vehicle cameras." The San Diego-based team is reportedly eager to show onlookers "things [other than gaming and Blu-ray playing] t...

August 3rd 2007 at 11:11am 0 Comments
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HELIOS is offering PS3 owners a test server that runs on a simplified version of Yellow Dog Linux. The OS arrives via CD disk image and installs in about six minutes. Terra Soft Solutions, the brains behind Yellow Dog Linux, agreed to allow Helios to distribute this "lite" version, catering specifi...

May 29th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Woot! Finally! Terrasoft announced this week that they've released a new version of Yellow Dog Linux for the PS3, and this version includes support for wi-fi and fixes some USB printer issues. I'm pretty stoked about this; the lack of wi-fi support is why I wiped the Linux partition off my PS3. Now...

May 3rd 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Dust off those old iBooks and Powerbooks and give them new life with Linux. Earlier this week, Ubuntu released version 7.04 of their desktop and server distribution, called "Feisty Fawn." While version 6 was the last officially supported version of Ubuntu for PPC, there is a community-supported PPC...

April 22nd 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Don't mind Bill's trash talk about the Cell processor; surely he would approve of you running Windows on it! Well, not exactly directly on the Cell processor ... rather through the QEMU virtualization software running in Yellow Dog Linux on the PlayStation 3, as shown at the PlayStation.com forums....

January 19th 2007 at 11:51am 0 Comments
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That's right, boys and girls, now you can easily download, burn, rip, install and repeat (or something) your way to a free alternate OS on your PS3. Terra Soft has unleashed a flurry of mirrors for you to use in downloading Yellow Dog Linux for the PS3 -- use them! It's free, after all. You can even...

December 29th 2006 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Sony's Kutaragi gave the rumor mill plenty of fodder by speculating that multiple operating systems were being mulled over for use in the PlayStation 3, and eventually Sony posted an article confirming its interest in both OS X and Linux options. Now it appears that we just might have a winner. Ter...

October 17th 2006 at 10:55am 0 Comments
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Ah, I can remember that day when I first loaded Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) 3.0 onto one of my old Mac 4400's (a dull box of a machine if there ever was one). KDE was poky and my single button ADB mouse made things less than fun, but there it was, my first foray into Linux.Now Terra Soft announces the av...

January 9th 2006 at 7:30am 0 Comments